Recycling reduces waste, conserves natural resources, prevents pollution and saves energy. Items eligible for recycling vary across the country, but common items include plastic bottles, aluminum and steel cans, glass containers, and newspapers. Important for proper recycling is to ensure that the media are not mixed. For example, a jar that still contains peanut butter cannot be recycled. All critical ingredients are thoroughly washed before entering the bin.
Garbage and garden waste account for about one-third of the garbage. Compost bins can be installed indoors or outdoors, providing essential benefits to the soil while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and ultimately limiting waste streams. Do not put animal products in bins as they attract pests and rodents. Here are some examples of items you can include: Fruits, vegetables, coffee grounds, dried egg shells, leaves and grass clippings.
If you live in a city and don’t have space to put your own compost bin, find a local compost collector to collect your scrap for a monthly fee.